There are many things in the world that are calledstatus items and accessories. As a rule, in the manufacture of such products, expensive metals are used, inlaid with diamonds or rare precious stones, the appearance of the device is developed by eminent designers and so on. But among such things there are very interesting specimens, which, at least, would be interesting to learn about. How do you like, for example, a watch made from the wreckage of the Titanic? It is such a watch (as well as a host of other no less interesting) that the Swiss company Romain Jerome produces.
Romain Jerome. history of the company
Despite the fact that Switzerland has a centuries-olda watchmaking story, Romain Jerome is a very young company. It was founded in Geneva in 2004. But then the people who stood at the helm were very, very famous. One of the founders was Ivan Arpa (better known among watchmakers as Artya). He’s a master, let's say, not quite standard.
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In the watch that he developed at the dawn of hiscareers, the most unexpected materials are used: real bullets, dinosaur feces, torn euro bills, the blood of Ivan Arp himself and so on. It is not surprising that such an unusual way of thinking allowed approaching the production of watches for a new company with a fair share of creativity. This time without blood and torn notes, but using other no less unique materials.
What makes Romain Jerome
Immediately after its foundation in 2004 wasthe first unique development is presented - the Hole in One Golf Counter watch. Based on the name, they were intended for those who play golf. In those days, no one even talked about smart watches, but the Hole in One Golf Counter possessed almost all of their functions (but aimed at golfers, of course). The clock could determine the number of holes, the number of strokes of the player and other indicators of the game. But the most interesting thing began after 3 years, in 2007.
At BaselWorld 2007 Romain Jeromeintroduced a watch equipped with a Titanic DNA movement. A distinctive feature of these watches was the fact that they were made using fragments of the sunken liner “Titanic” raised from the bottom of the ocean. To manufacture the cases of the first (and only) batch of watches, a 1300-gram piece of the ship's skin was used, and from the pieces of coal found in the engine room of the liner, paint was created to decorate the dials.
The company did not stop there and soonintroduced to the world its next creation - Romain Jerome Moon Dust DNA. This line of watches was dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the first man’s landing on the moon. It is easy to guess that the materials were appropriate. The company's masters used parts from the spacesuits of the astronauts and the wreckage of the hull of the Apollo 11 spacecraft. The first went to the manufacture of straps, and the second became the basis for watch cases. But the main chip was the dust particles placed under the glass - this is real moon dust.
Another interesting model wasEyjafjallajokull-DNA. This line of watches is named after the famous Icelandic volcano. The watch dial is decorated with volcanic rock (taken, naturally, in the volcano itself). Well, the arrows in their form resemble airplanes, which sends us to the cancellation of flights associated with the activity of the volcano.
Watches Romain Jerome. Buy
Unfortunately, to purchase such a unique watchnot everyone can watch. In free sale, the price of, for example, a version made from the wreckage of the Titanic is about 100 thousand dollars. There are more "budget" versions that will cost you "only" 10-20 thousand euros. Not to say that it’s cheap, but at least it’s worth knowing about the existence of unique watches in order to understand how limitless human imagination is. And that even from the most unusual materials you can create almost real works of art.
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